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- Publisher : Tor Books (2 October 2012)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0765329085
- ISBN-13 : 978-0765329080
- Reading age : 13 - 18 years
- Dimensions : 14.76 x 3.28 x 22.1 cm
- Customer Reviews:
"Doctorow is indispensible. It's hard to imagine any other author taking on youth and technology with such passion, intelligence, and understanding." --Booklist, starred review on For The Win"Generally awesome in the more vernacular sense: It's pretty freaking cool... He's also terrific at finding the human aura shimmering around technology." --The Los Angeles Times on Little Brother "A believable and frightening tale of a near-future San Francisco... Filled with sharp dialogue and detailed descriptions...within a tautly crafted fictional framework." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Little Brother "Doctorow pays homage to  with an impassioned, polemical consideration of the War on Terror that dovetails with themes of teenage angst, rebellion, and paranoia ... Little Brother should easily find favor with fans of M. T. Anderson's Feed, Janet Tashjian's The Gospel According to Larry, and Scott Westerfeld's So Yesterday." --Horn Book(starred review) on Little Brother "Readers will delight in the details of how Marcus attempts to stage a techno-revolution... Buy multiple copies; this book will be h4wt (that's 'hot, ' for the nonhackers)." --Booklist (starred review) on Little Brother
About the Author
CORY DOCTOROW is a coeditor of Boing Boing and a columnist for multiple publications including the Guardian, Locus, and Publishers Weekly. He was named one of the Web's twenty-five influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.
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Having been in Leicester Square for the debut of the Harry Potter film The Half-Blood Prince, I can tell you that Doctorow's description of the spectacle there is good, though I don't think he's really brought home the glitzy insanity that is the studios whoring their products by enticing young teens to squeal for the cameras and the explosive decompression as a downpour dispersed them to the nearest tube station.
Once again, Doctorow has given us sexually active teens, which prevents Hollywood from developing this as a film project, due to America's, puritan prudery, which still hasn't grasped that their high moral codes can't stop young teens from experimenting. Not that Hollywood would want to produce a film that calls them to task for their efforts to manacle the creative spirit of the mash-up artists.
Just saw an article about a fellow who's faithfully remastered Star Wars into better digital definition than the copyright holders have ever offered for sale and because he wasn't authorized to make this labor of love, downloading it is illegal. This is exactly, thought not specifically, what Doctorow is writing about. Hollywood is incapable of understanding the fan universe and its desire to create content that keeps their love for their favorite stars, films, music and programs alive. In their headlong pursuit of stockholder profit increases via civil and criminal litigation, studios are shooting the messenger.